The Katz MBA
on your
[ part ] time

Online • On-Campus • Customizable

Core Cohort Online or

In-State Tuition for everyone

Balance Life, School and Career

Complete in
2-3 years

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Customize Your Part-Time MBA Experience
Online, On-Campus, or Both

The Part-Time MBA is designed for working professionals. Increase your business acumen and professional network, while investing in your career advancement. The newly introduced cohort model allows you to choose an online or on-campus experience for your MBA core courses.

Students who desire an on-campus experience in Pittsburgh start their MBA core courses in August (Fall) on the Oakland campus in Pittsburgh, while students desiring an online experience will begin the MBA core coursework in January (Spring). Additionally, admitted students may begin taking elective coursework in the Fall, Spring or Summer, which may be offered in either online and/or on-campus, in advance of enrolling in MBA core courses in the desired online or on-campus format.

Students interested in a predominately online MBA program can finish by choosing from a limited offering of online electives. The increased accessibility and convenience of an online MBA classroom experience may be most attractive to those who desire to gain true breadth in their MBA degree program.

Whether you reside in or out of Pennsylvania, pay the same rate. Complete your degree at your own pace while working full-time and honoring other responsibilities—thanks to our flexible, tailored-to-you format that allows you flexibility whether to study remotely or on campus. You set the pace that is right for you.

When it comes to your career, we know you want to be confident and ready to pursue the next opportunity—or tackle the next challenge—that comes your way. In order to do that, you need to continuously improve your knowledge and skills.

We understand that family, work, and financial obligations can make it difficult to return to school and pursue an MBA. At Katz, we believe you should be able to master the competencies necessary to advance in your career without having to commit to a full-time, on-campus program.

Your needs are unique when it comes to what, where, when, how, and how long you want to learn in order to achieve the next level of readiness in your career, which is why we believe business education should not be one size fits all.

As a part-time student, you will typically enroll in 6.0 to 7.5 credits at a time, in a format that suits you and your schedule. Even while enrolled in the program, your confidence and knowledge will steadily increase to tackle whatever challenges your career throws at you. Upon completion of your degree in 2 – 3 years, you will be prepared to compete and collaborate to advance your career.


Accelerate Your Career

We provide a strong, broad foundation of business knowledge and we empower you to tailor a program that builds on your unique strengths, life experiences, and professional goals to accelerate your career through integrated learning.

Integrated Learning

Integrated learning focuses on the links between business disciplines for deeper understanding through overarching organizing ideas and concepts. This provides opportunities to develop and value multiple perspectives, bringing together different perspectives and disciplinary approaches.

Integrative coursework in business communications, data programming fundamentals, and research along with co-curricular experiences such as case competitions, community-based projects, and professional development programming complement and reinforce the core curriculum to provide a framework for integrated learning.

You will have many opportunities to individualize your program by choosing the right mix of elective coursework for you. In addition to selecting electives based on your interests, you may choose to complete a Credential and/or Business Disruption Series course(s) as part of your MBA studies.


As a Katz student, you may choose to complete a Katz Credential in order to highlight expertise and hands-on experience in a particular business area. Credentials include a bundle of specialized coursework that build your capabilities, knowledge, and experience in a meaningful way.

Business Analytics Business Analytics
Finance Corporate Finance
Markets & Trading
Investment Management
Marketing Digital Marketing
Operations Operations
Technology Management Data Programming for Business Insights
Project Management
Digital Innovation


Business Disruption Series

Through this innovative series, students learn what business disruption is and how to become a catalyst for change. Elect “game-changer” courses that highlight faculty expertise on relevant and current business issues and trends. For instance, take a course exploring augmented reality (AR) marketing or learning how the global pandemic has influenced private equity investing.

Tuition and Program Fees

Please view the Signature MBA program tuition by visiting IR.Pitt.Edu (opens in new tab)


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As a Professional MBA student, I enjoy being able to work with other part-time students with industry knowledge and expertise. I’m always learning something new, hearing a different perspective, or gaining insights from part-time students in other industries, companies, and corporate cultures.

Tyler Wilson

MBA '19

There was a great spirit of cooperation and camaraderie amongst my fellow students. I keep in touch with a number of my fellow Katz classmates to this day and we all agree that our time at Katz had a significant impact on our lives and careers.

Scott Frenz

MBA '02